I've been working on trying to improve my water coloring capabilities. I think I might be getting just a "little" better!
Using Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set. I stamped the bloom in a light distress ink, masked that bloom and stamped another bloom right beside it. I masked off the blooms to added the leaves, which were stamped in light green distress ink. I think I try to work the water colors (in this case distress ink) too much. I cut the panel down, added some splatters, and popped it over a card base with on side covered in a green card stock. The sentiment is from SSS Uplifting Thoughts, stamped with versamark and heat embossed with liquid platinum embossing powder. (and would you look at that! I adhered it crooked!!! Maybe no one will notice! LOL!)
So...I thought I'd try the same bloom again. This time I used distress inks again, but I used a lighter hand with the water. I think it might be just a bit better blended than the first one. I like the leaves on this one better too. Used the same stamp set. I used some Nuvo pearl drops and a few spots of Irresistible in silver. Popped it on a card base with craft foam.
This was my third attempt at water coloring. I used the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set (LOVE this set!) I stamped the blooms (using masking) with distress ink (Peacock Feathers), then worked on my blending again. "Maybe" a little better? Didn't do a great job with the leaves...but I think I'm getting there! Sentiment is from SSS Flower Friends. Popped on a card base with a teal strip on one side.
Thought I'd add in a couple of cards that I actually made for challenges, but never got around to posting them. I'm slow like that sometimes! :)
Super quick and easy card...I think I actually made this card for CASology "dizzy" challenge. You know....when you're dizzy, you sometimes see spots? Right? Anyway, I just stamped random dots with several colors of ink from MFT, then added some white dots on the top of that. Added a few drops of different colors of Nuvo. I really love this stuff! Makes perfect drops....every time! Simon Says has lots of different colors! I wanted them all, but I restrained myself...you know, it's that whole fixed income thing! I'm sure many of you can relate!
I really can't remember which challenge I made this one for...but it was a perfect fit...I do remember that! I cut a card stock panel to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and cut a stitched circle from the center of the panel. This particular die from Simon Says cuts stitching on both the inside circle and the outside circle. The image is from a very old Flourishes stamp. I colored the image with Copics and then sprayed a light mist of Shimmer Mist over the entire card. There really is a pretty sparkle on the card...even though I can't seem to get it to photograph! The sentiment is from the same Flourishes stamp set. I popped the big panel on craft foam and then pushed the circle down into the opening.
That's it for me today. Hope you'll leave a comment...If you regularly follow my blog do you think my water coloring is improving?
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